Meet Our Teachers
Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner
Jennifer Lenhart, 300-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and E-RYT 200, stepped onto the yoga path in 1994 and began teaching in 2009 after graduating from Marni Task's yoga teacher training program.
She is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP); a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner; has led residential yoga & meditation retreats locally and internationally; is a certified Y12SR: Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader; and holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature.
In her classes, expect to hear eclectic music, practice some devotional chanting, consider how the teachings of yoga can be applied to modern life, be asked to bring awareness to the breath, be encouraged to find optimal alignment in the asanas, and experience skillful hands-on assists. And probably enjoy some laughter, too.
Beth Kobe began teaching yoga in 2011 and has a 200 hour certification in both vinyasa flow and in ashtanga vinyasa, is an E-RYT, and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She has a background in dance and began practicing yoga after her children were grown.
She discovered ashtanga while studying with her teacher, Laura Burt. The ashtanga series brings structure to one’s practice, allowing growth in body and mind. By combining physical awareness with the breath, gaze and bandhas (when we can find them!), students are able to immerse themselves fully in their yoga practice. Beth loves to teach and welcomes students to her classes.
Megan completed yoga teacher training and received her RYT-200 in April 2017 from Zen Yoga Studio. In 2012, she began practicing yoga at a local recreation center and instantly fell in love. In the midst of a very difficult time, yoga enabled her to live a happy, healthy, and peaceful life again. She wanted to help others explore a new way of life and find what she had found, so she decided to teach yoga!
Megan's classes focus on and are inspired by the Anusara style of yoga--incorporating self-acceptance along with peace of mind and a healthy body.
Her mission is to bring the ancient practice of yoga into the world of today. She wants to make yoga accessible to anyone and everyone, allowing students to feel healthy-- emotionally and physically--while finding peace in every day life.
Rob Hawkins, a RYT 200, graduated from Marni Task's Jivasara Yoga Teacher Training program in 2016. Over the next few years while teaching several times a week, Rob has continued to invest in his thirst to learn as much as he can about yoga including several anatomy workshops with Gina Schatz, Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Leadership) training, meditation immersion, and multiple 5 day immersions with David Life and Sharon Gannon, founders of Jivamukti Yoga. He has also taking training in Trauma Informed Yoga and plans to take Yoga911 training in fall of 2019 in order to teach yoga to first responders.
In Rob's class you will feel unconditionally supported, challenged and empowered, rejuvenated, and relaxed in body and mind.
By day, Anita works in Information Technology, but sheds her geek by night to teach yoga. Her classes are centered around the breath and encourage introspection. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Reiki II practitioner.
Anita discovered yoga as a means to weather the storm of mid-life and to counter the effects of working behind a desk for many years. Yoga was so effective at that, she chose to go deeper and enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training program, studying the Jivasara method created by Cleveland teacher Marni Task. She says she had no intention of ever teaching and tried to disappear into the back corner during class, but the vibe that came together with 23 other kindred spirits during that nine month training changed her mind. The relationships made during and since training have continued to open her heart and mind, and allowed her to share that with others.
As a former massage therapist, I witnessed the benefits of relaxation and exercise to successfully manage stress. Yoga is one of the best practices I know to combine both of these elements in a way that’s both fun and effective. What you put into your practice, you get out of it!
My favorite thing about yoga is the peace and focus I feel when I’m on my mat. It’s time that’s just for me and where I want to go, even when some days are better than others. It’s nice to connect with others who are exploring their own goals through yoga. My goal as a teacher is to help students find their best way to connect with the calm
inside them; strengthening the mind-body connection through gentle movement and breath.
Jen McCarter currently works as the Wellness Coordinator for Lean In Recovery Center, a men's sober living program in Lakewood. She is an E-RYT (7 years) and certified Yoga Health Coach. She holds a bachelor's degree in Education from The University of Oregon. As yoga practitioner of 28 years she has a deep respect for the practices that have helped her live a meaningful and transformational life.